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The Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer

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Drinking excessive alcohol can contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer. Alcohol contains a lot of calories that can lead to excess weight, which in turn can increase our risk of breast cancer.

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The Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer

  1. ALCOHOLAND THE BREAST CANCER? LINK BETWEEN
  2. 1in 8women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime Every 2 minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. of all US cancer deaths annually are linked to alcohol. About 3.5%
  3. What are the RISK FACTORS for breast cancer?
  4. GENDER Simply being a woman is the main risk factor for developing breast cancer. This is probably because of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, which can promote breast cancer cell growth.
  5. AGING Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older About 1 out of 8 invasive breast cancers are found in women younger than 45. About 2 of 3 invasive breast cancers are found in women age 55 or older.
  6. GENETICS 5% 10%
  7. How many drinks for women?
  8. 3-6 drinks per week 15% chance of developing the disease at least 2 drinks daily 51% chance of developing the disease
  9. Other cancer risks of Alcohol
  10. Alcohol consumption has been linked to an increased risk for cancers of the: Oral cavity Pharynx Esophagus Larynx Stomach Colon Rectum Liver Ovaries
  11. How to reduce the risk?
  12. Increase vitamin D intake
  13. Maintain a diet low in fat and sugar, but high in vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and whole grains
  14. Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution
  15. Don’t smoke
  16. Exercise regularly
  17. Limit alcohol
  18. SOURCES http://www.seattletimes.com/health/study-alcohol-use-raises-risk-of-cancer-deaths/ http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-risk-factors http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/237013.php http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-4/263-270.htm RecoveryExperts FIND THE BEST REHAB CENTER THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS! VISIT BLOG

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